psxindo wrote in post #8912479
I'm not sure if this been discussed or not. I've tried to search.
So, my PC laptop just died. Motherboard issue, very expensive to fix.
So now, I'm thinking of switching to mac.
Either a macbookpro or imac.
My questions are:
1. Will my lightroom library be compatible from pc to mac?
2. Will photoshop actions and lightroom preset be compatible?
3. How about my itunes library?
4. How about other files/library? office
question regarding drobo and external HDD:
Will Mac be able to read from my drobo and external HDD?
I know drobo need to be formatted to the right format type.
What's my options to read these files?
As the other said, pretty much yes down the line. I use/used Mac for Office, NeoOffice and iWork and if money is an issue then Neo Office is very good. I just didn't like it's startup speed. It's a bit bloated with older code. So, I went with iWork and haven't looked back. I'm in an nearly all MS environment and before Snow Leopard I had to use VMWare (Windows) - now I hardly every need to except to use Active Directory and then only via Remote.
iWork is very simple, very eloquent and very powerful. I have yet to open anything in Pages, Keynote or Numbers that didn't work. Some small things change, but figures, dissemination of data and graphs look about right. Keynote is my favorite. Makes Office Power Point look like it's from the stone age. Office 2010 looks to breath new life into PP though.
If you NEED Office don't get the cut down Student/Home version - go Standard, it's a better set of tools.
imahawki wrote in post #8921330
I would NOT buy a mac. I'm not a religious zelot, I just want to be able to use all the software I'm using, much of which is Windows only. The concept of buying a mac and running Windows on it is beyond silly to me. What it says is that OSX is not REALLY the best OS or you wouldn't need Windows. As has been said, nothing that has happened to you is limited to PCs or Windows. You KNOW everything you are currently using will work on a new Windows PC so why mess with success...
Also, I've been using Windows 7 release candidate for months and upgraded to the retail version on launch date and had no problems, even with the RC. It is a great OS. Stable, fast, and easy to use.
May I ask what's silly about running Windows on a Mac? Would it also be silly to run Linux along side Windows, OS X, AIX or some other OS?